N8400GS-D256H

Overview

 

Technical Focus
  • NVIDIA® PureVideo™ – Home theater quality video to PC!
    -PureVideo™ technology allows you to experience lifelike HD video on your PC, notebook, or HDTV without the expense of additional home-theater devices.
    -With the accurate scaling and subpixel calculations of PureVideo™, videos can be enlarged to fill the whole screen without looking blocky or blurred.


Geforce 8400GS Chipset Features

  • NVIDIA CineFX 5.0 Shading Architecture
  • 64-Bit Texture Filtering and Blending
  • NVIDIA Intellisample 4.0 Technology
  • NVIDIA PureVideo Technology
  • Advanced Display Functionality
  • Advanced Engineering
  • API Support

• All brand name & products are registered trademarks of their respective companies.
• All Chipset specs are derived from Nvidia data sheet. For your reference only.

 
Video Output Function

  • Dual DVI-I x 1
  • D-Sub output
  • HDMI (DVI to HDMI adaptor)

  • Bundle MSI developed driver and utilities

    • MSI Live Update Series(Live Graphics Card BIOS & Live Graphics Card Driver)
      Automatically online download & update Graphics Card BIOS & Drivers, reduce the risk of getting the wrong files, and never have the trouble on web site searching.
    • MSI Graphics Card Driver
    • MSI StarOSD
      StarOSD can monitor system information, adjust monitor figuration, and overclock system.
    • MSI Dual Core Center
    • MSI VIVID
      Vivid brings the easiest way to optimize graphic quality. Colorize your vision when browsing digital photos!!! Sharpen characters edge!!! Enhance contrast when playing game!!!
    • MSI Live
      MSI Live including all real time life information you need, such as Live MSI Product News, Live Daily Information, Live Personal Schedule Manager, Live Search and more.
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader
    • Microsoft® DirectX
    • Norton Internet Security™ 2008  60 days Trial
      -Blocks online identity theft by phishing Web sites
      -Detects and eliminates spyware
      -Removes viruses and Internet worms automatically
      -Protects against hackers

    MSI Reminds You...

    1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
    2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

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    Afterburner

    Afterburner co-development by MSI and Rivatuner, MSI releases the ultimate graphics card utility “Afterburner”. This utility enables all MSI graphics cards users to boost performance and to monitor all kinds of critical information in real-time. Afterburner is a completely free utility which is compatible with almost all MSI graphics cards.
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    Live Update 5

    This is a single utility software that automatically checks BIOS, driver and utility updates and installs for you , which can save your time for searching and lower the risk while updating.
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    NVIDIA PhysX® Technology

    Full support for NVIDIA PhysX technology, enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.
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    Meet RoHS regulations

    MSI products are the first to be in conformity of the EU’s RoHS(Restriction of Hazardous Substances) regulations, reducing heavy metals and toxic materials in the products. This is an effort made for the Earth, and essentially for a clean future.
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    Blu-ray and HD DVD Support

    Both support the latest specifications of Blu-ray and HD DVD(High Definition DVD). It comes with the latest GPU and Memory superior processing performance in which users can easily enjoy the high-definition video of 1920x1080(1080p/i).
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    PCI Express 2.0 Support

    PCI Express 2.0 doubles the bandwidth of previous generations of PCI express up to an astonishing 16Gb/s. This maximizes the performance of current graphics cards in today's most demanding games and applications. PCI Express 2.0 products are fully compatible with motherboards with other versions of PCI Express.

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    HDCP Support

    The HDCP provides a robust, cost-effective and transparent method for transmitting and receiving digital entertainment similar to DVI/HDMI-compliant digital displays. HDCP encrypts the date transmitted between the DVI/HDMI connector on the graphics adapter and the display.
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    MSI Vivid Video Technology

    MSI Vivid is an easy tool to enhance " image quality ". It can helps users to get better image quality in viewing " Digital photos, document & games " • Vivid brings the easiest way to optimize graphic quality. • Colorize your vision when browsing digital photos!!! • Sharpen characters edge!!! • Enhance contrast when playing game!!!
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    MSI Dual CoreCell ASIC

    MSI Dual CoreCell Technology Questing for a system which possesses ultimate multimedia performance and silent operation, MSI Dual CoreCell comes with the perfect signal purification ability, which is necessary for higher multimedia quality and system performance.
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    NVIDIA® CUDA™ Technology

    NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology is the world’s only C language environment that enables programmers and developers to write software to solve complex computational problems in a fraction of the time by tapping into the many-core parallel processing power of GPUs. With millions of CUDA™-capable GPUs already deployed, thousands of software programmers are already using the free CUDA™ software tools to accelerate applications—from video and audio encoding to oil and gas exploration, product design, medical imaging, and scientific research. Free download TMPGEnc 4.0 Express Free download badaboom media converter

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    HDMI convertible output

    Dual-link DVI convertible output supports Video/Audio signal integration through DVI to HDMI interface, which drivers resolution of a digital display up to 1920x1200 or higher.
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    NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology

    Blu-ray and HD DVD movies are bringing a new level of movie-viewing experience; with high-definition image quality far surpassing standard-definition DVDs. NVIDIA PureVideo™ HD2 technology provides unsurpassed Blu-ray and HD DVD movie picture quality.
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    DOT Express (Dynamic Overclocking Technology Express)

    MSI DOT Express Technology is the most advanced Dynamic Overclocking Technology Express enabling supreme overclocking, cooling and de-noise performance. It is an advanced overclocking engine, designed to deliver up to 10% extra performance and greatly enhances the synchronized GPU & DDR performance.

    Brief Specifications

    Graphics Engine GeForce 8400 GS
    Interface PCI Express x16
    Memory Type DDR2
    Memory Size(MB) 256
    Memory Interface 64-bit
    Core Clock Speed(MHz) 567
    Memory Clock Speed(MHz) 800
    Memory Bandwidth(GB/sec) 6.4
    Texture Fill Rate(billion/sec) 3.6
    DVI Output 1
    D-SUB Output 1
    HDMI-Output N/A
    HDCP Support Y
    Dual-link DVI Y
    Display Output (Max Resolution) 2560x1600
    RAMDACs 400
    DirectX Version Support 10.0
    OpenGL Version Support 2.0

     

    The Specification may change without notice. The actual products sold are different from areas. Please check the detailed Specification with your local dealers.

     

    Awards

    BIOS

    Driver

    Win7 64,Win7 32,Vista 64,Vista 32,XP 64,XP 32

    !Special Note:

    The Drivers provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.


    We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
    MSI Graphics Driver 258.96
    Description Driver Version:258.96
    Version
    Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2010-08-19
    OS Win7 32, Vista 32
    Download download File Size 131.95 MB
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    MSI Graphics Driver 258.96
    Description Driver Version:258.96
    Version
    Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2010-08-19
    OS Win7 64, Vista 64
    Download download File Size 164.57 MB
    Note
    MSI Graphics Driver 258.96
    Description Driver Version:258.96
    Version
    Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2010-08-19
    OS XP 32
    Download download File Size 119.85 MB
    Note
    MSI Graphics Driver 258.96
    Description Driver Version:258.96
    Version
    Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2010-08-19
    OS XP 64
    Download download File Size 144.03 MB
    Note
    MSI Graphics Driver 191.07
    Description Driver Version: 191.07
    Version
    Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2010-02-02
    OS Win7 32, Vista 32
    Download download File Size 135.46 MB
    Note
    MSI Graphics Driver 191.07
    Description Driver Version: 191.07
    Version
    Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2010-02-02
    OS Win7 64, Vista 64
    Download download File Size 151.49 MB
    Note
    MSI Graphics Driver 191.07
    Description Driver Version: 191.07
    Version
    Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2010-02-02
    OS XP 32
    Download download File Size 118.89 MB
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    MSI Graphics Driver 185.85
    Description Driver Version:185.85
    Version
    Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2009-06-04
    OS Vista 32
    Download download File Size 111.31 MB
    Note
    MSI Graphics Driver 185.85
    Description Driver Version:185.85
    Version
    Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2009-06-04
    OS Vista 64
    Download download File Size 124.08 MB
    Note
    MSI Graphics Driver 185.85
    Description Driver Version:185.85
    Version
    Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2009-06-04
    OS XP 32
    Download download File Size 108.27 MB
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    MSI Graphics Driver 182.42
    Description Driver Driver:182.42
    Version
    Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2009-04-08
    OS Vista 32
    Download download File Size 246.73 MB
    Note
    MSI Graphics Driver 182.42
    Description Driver Driver:182.42
    Version
    Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2009-04-08
    OS XP 32
    Download download File Size 118.55 MB
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    MSI Graphic Card Driver 175.16
    Description Driver Version: 175.16
    Version
    Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2008-07-21
    OS Vista 32
    Download download File Size 66.9 MB
    Note
    MSI Graphic Card Driver 175.16
    Description Driver Version: 175.16
    Version
    Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2008-07-21
    OS Vista 64
    Download download File Size 77.3 MB
    Note
    MSI Graphic Card Driver 175.16
    Description Driver Version: 175.16
    Version
    Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2008-07-21
    OS XP 32
    Download download File Size 77.51 MB
    Note
    MSI Graphic Card Driver 162.18
    Description Driver Version: 162.8
    Support OS: Windows XP/Vista 32/64bit
    Version
    Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2007-08-06
    OS Vista 32
    Download download File Size 59.08 MB
    Note
    MSI Graphic Card Driver 162.18
    Description Driver Version: 162.8
    Support OS: Windows XP/Vista 32/64bit
    Version
    Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2007-08-06
    OS Vista 64
    Download download File Size 68.72 MB
    Note
    MSI Graphic Card Driver 162.18
    Description Driver Version: 162.8
    Support OS: Windows XP/Vista 32/64bit
    Version
    Type NVIDIA Graphics Drivers Release Date 2007-08-06
    OS XP 32
    Download download File Size 71.63 MB
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    Utility

    Win8.1 64,Win8.1 32,Win8 64,Win8 32,Win7 64,Win7 32,Vista 64,Vista 32,XP 64,XP 32,Win 2000,Win 98,Win 98 SE,Win Me,Win 95

    !Special Note:

    The Utilities provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.


    We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
    MSI Live Update 5
    Description • Online update BIOS/Driver/Firmware/Utility.
    • Live Monitor auto-detects and suggests the latest BIOS/Driver/Utilities information.
    Version 5.0.115
    Type Utility Release Date 2014-04-03
    OS Win8.1 64, Win8.1 32, Win8 64, Win8 32, Win7 64, Win7 32, Vista 64, Vista 32, XP 64, XP 32
    Download download File Size 9.64 MB
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    MSI Dual Core Center
    Description • Key components status hardware monitor
    • Monitor the Dual Core CPU each unit status
    • D.O.T. Technology up to 12% improvement
    • Optimize System status define
    • Adjustable & monitor with "Dual CoreCenter" on windows system
    • Auto speed up with system loading change
    • 5 environment mode and 3 user define mode
    • Combine with VGA CoreCell 3D, totally called "Dual CoreCell"
    • If you are using an ATI graphic card, you must install ver. 8.41 driver and its additional applications to make Dual CoreCenter works normally. It is better to use recommended installation while installing an ATI VGA driver.
    Version 2.0.6.8
    Type Utility Release Date 2010-06-29
    OS XP 32, Win 2000
    Download download File Size 10.49 MB
    Note
    MSI Dual Core Center
    Description • Key components status hardware monitor
    • Monitor the Dual Core CPU each unit status
    • D.O.T. Technology up to 12% improvement
    • Optimize System status define
    • Adjustable & monitor with "Dual CoreCenter" on windows system
    • Auto speed up with system loading change
    • 5 environment mode and 3 user define mode
    • Combine with VGA CoreCell 3D, totally called "Dual CoreCell"
    • If you are using an ATI graphic card, you must install ver. 8.41 driver and its additional applications to make Dual CoreCenter works normally. It is better to use recommended installation while installing an ATI VGA driver.
    Version 2.0.6.8
    Type Utility Release Date 2010-06-29
    OS Win7 64, Win7 32
    Download download File Size 10.49 MB
    Note
    MSI Dual Core Center
    Description • Key components status hardware monitor
    • Monitor the Dual Core CPU each unit status
    • D.O.T. Technology up to 12% improvement
    • Optimize System status define
    • Adjustable & monitor with "Dual CoreCenter" on windows system
    • Auto speed up with system loading change
    • 5 environment mode and 3 user define mode
    • Combine with VGA CoreCell 3D, totally called "Dual CoreCell"
    • If you are using an ATI graphic card, you must install ver. 8.41 driver and its additional applications to make Dual CoreCenter works normally. It is better to use recommended installation while installing an ATI VGA driver.
    Version 2.0.6.8
    Type Utility Release Date 2010-06-29
    OS Vista 64, Vista 32
    Download download File Size 10.49 MB
    Note
    MSI StarOSD
    Description MSI StarOSD is the easiest way to monitor system status, the fastest way to over clock graphic card, and the most attentive way to optimize display option while playing \"PC game\".
    Version None
    Type Utility Release Date 2006-11-07
    OS XP 32, Win 2000
    Download download File Size 2.22 MB
    Note
    MSI WMI Info
    Description System Information Browser with Windows Management.
    • Add hand cursor links
    • Fix background color
    Version 1.1.1.2
    Type Utility Release Date 2004-04-19
    OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
    Download download File Size 0.69 MB
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    MSI GoodMem
    Description GoodMEM is a program which helps you increase your physical system memory size , and monitors your memory usage.
    Version 1.0
    Type Utility Release Date 2003-09-04
    OS XP 32, Win 2000, Win 98, Win 98 SE, Win Me, Win 95
    Download download File Size 0.14 MB
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    Manual

    !Special Note:

    MSI™ provides user manuals (in PDF format) here for download. You can use Adobe Acrobat Reader (Adobe's WEB Site) to open them.

    An easy guide for you to assemble your PC step by step, please refer to "Quick Installation Guide".


    We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
    Version Language File Size Download Release Date
    Lite English 1.9 MB download 2009-10-22

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